a common reader

Richard Sennett, The Craftsman

· 1 January 2008 |  by Janantoon
· Published in: Boeken Janantoon
· Tagged with: · · ·

Richard Sennett, The CraftsmanThe Craftsman

Richard Sennett


taal: Engels
gepubliceerd door: Allen Lane
eerste editie:
gedrukt: 2008
verworven: 2008
bindwijze: gebonden
isbn: 9780713998733
verworven via: Amazon

The Craftsman is an exploration of craftsmanship — the desire to do a job well for its own sake — as a template for living.
Most of us have to work. But is work just a means to an end? In trying to make a living, have we lost touch with the idea of making things well? Pure competition, Sennett shows, will never produce good work. Instead, the values of the craftsman, whether in a Stradivari violin workshop or a modern laboratory, can enrich our lives and change the way we anchor ourselves in the world around us.
The past lives of crafts and craftsmen show us ways of working — using tools, acquiring skills, thinking about materials — which provide rewarding alternative ways for people to utilise their talents. We need to recognize this if motivations are to be understood and lives made as fulfilling as possible.

Comments are closed.